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  • Zombies are Attacking! Zombies are Attacking! Published on Saturday, January 31, 2009 by
    This is the stuff I live for. Zombies are attacking Austin, Texas. Or at least that is what two road signs declared during a busy morning commute. Apparently, hackers managed to cut the padlocks on the signs and program this warning about zombies attacking. For anyone who has seen ...
  • Crying over Spilled Milk Crying over Spilled Milk Published on Thursday, January 29, 2009 by
    Yesterday, timing was everything. I had to feed my son and get him to scouts by six. I had 45 minutes for these two important tasks, including drive time.  Isn't this when the most unexpected happens?  My unexpected was an entire gallon of milk.  A gallon of milk that had fallen over...
  • Top Ten Bad Names for Children Top Ten Bad Names for Children Published on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 by
    My cousin is a nurse who lives in a normal midwestern town.  She sees children's names often.  And her stories of those children's names never cease to amaze me.  So here is my top ten list of the worst names people have named their children: 10. Babie Boi.  How can this child ever ...
  • Today I got Botox! Today I got Botox! Published on Thursday, January 22, 2009 by
    Today I got myself some Botox Injections... but not where you think!  I have gastroparesis.  Simply put, my stomach does not work anymore, thus the name, "paralyzed stomach."  Long story short - if you attempt to eat, the food sits in your stomach and begins to hurt.  You feel like ...
  • Funny X-Ray Funny X-Ray Published on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 by
    I am a computer tech for a local hospital.  Yesterday I had a ticket for a computer in the ENT department.  It happened to be in their reading room.  On the wall was an X-Ray viewer with an X-Ray lit up.  This image was actually put on "authentic X-Ray film."  It was an unexpected mom...
  • I am a Magnet for Gross I am a Magnet for Gross Published on Saturday, January 17, 2009 by
    Tonight my daughter asked for a bowl of ice cream and I was happy to oblige.  I don’t eat sweets during the week, but on the weekends I allow myself a little treat.  As I was scooping it for her, I took a snitch or two on the side.  Was that a hair?  No, couldn’t be.   But...
  • Shopping with Children and Rats Shopping with Children and Rats Published on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 by
    I have figured out a wonderful way to keep children occupied while grocery shopping.  Are you ready for this one?  A week ago I was alone in a local grocery store and heard a man call out a surprised expletive (let's just say it rhymed with "oh spit!") while pointing in my general dir...
  • How to Make Snow How to Make Snow Published on Saturday, January 10, 2009 by
    Why have so many of us adults forgotten to believe?  Last night, my soon to be eight year old told me how to make it snow.  Yes, she learned in school how to make it snow.  And she believed.  That is the beauty of children.  Their innocence, paired with their ability to be open...
  • Our Greatest Fear: Chuck E Cheese! Our Greatest Fear: Chuck E Cheese! Published on Sunday, January 4, 2009 by
    Yesterday something I have been avoiding for about 8 years finally crossed my path.  It was inevitable once I gave birth to my third child.  It had to be.  And it came.  I had to enter the doors of.... <hold your breath> Chuck E Cheese.  The last time I was in there, my first...
  • Christmas Fail Part Two Christmas Fail Part Two Published on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 by
    Remember the picture of my son who fell asleep with his hand in the Doritos bag?  Apparently, this kid can fall asleep just about anywhere.  When his body deems it time, he will plain fall out.  This is him at 5:00 p.m. on Christmas day.  We had just arrived at Gra...
  • Christmas Fail! Christmas Fail! Published on Sunday, December 28, 2008 by
    Christmas Fail.  Let's set it up for you.  The only thing my oldest wanted was the Guitar Hero World Tour game.  Expensive, yes - but that was all he wanted.  When pressed for more ideas, he simply said, "I don't need anything else Mom... you don't have to get me anything."  My little...
  • Not for You! Not for You! Published on Friday, December 19, 2008 by
    Yesterday I had a few minutes to kill before I picked up my daughter. Across the street from the school? An Asian market – yes! I love shopping in this store. I always purchase Panko bread crumbs, candied ginger, and occasionally noodles for Pho soup. With Christmas (and my mother)...
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